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An impressive team of experts covers just about every aspect of criminal investigation in this fascinating volume. The wide ranging descriptions of issues and concepts are brought to life with accounts of the personal experiences of operational detectives, making this an important resource for everyone from students of criminal and forensic investigation to trainee police officers.Professor David CanterDirector, International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology
What an excellent book! It takes the reader through all of the aspects needed within this area and it also helps with the practical application of policing.
Very useful to select case studies for use as examples and activities to bring forensic investigations to life.
Would be great for students, with relevant case studies for them to use to support their assignment and regular revision questions for assessment.
Book is written in very clear and concise terms making it recommended reading for any learner new to this area of law.
This book is a very useful addition to the text used in our science lessons.
There are plenty of case studies that keep the learners motivated and engaged, and we also searched the internet for some additional research on them.
The text is well written and provides plenty of theory from the sciences behind forensics which is really what is required.
This is a great textbook that is set out in a logical format.
I would recommend for anyone to get an overall view of forensic investigation
This book provides a clear, in-depth overview of the forensic and criminal investigation process. Perfect for my course.
Good text on the criminal investigative process
This is a good, easy to follow, textbook, to introduce students to the area of forensic and criminal investigation. The use of case studies, linking academic theory to practice, is a very useful addition. This provides additional references to support further reading.
I had great fun with this book and my first year students. We used it to create a number of role plays which the students researched and scripted using the book. Finally they acted them out for their final presentation. Very accessible and a great primer for further research.
It was a good book but was not as good as another book offered by SAGE.
While this book has relevance for students undertaking modules in investigatory practice (which is an optional module on our programme) perhaps future versions can embed more the ethical issues that challenge the investigator
Now part of the recommended reading for the MSc Criminal Investigation programme. This builds nicely upon existing literature and helps to bridge the gap between the investigator and the forensic examiner
This book was found to be very practical and applicable to the subject field. This book is easy to read and understand and will most definitely add value to students registering for all investigation of crime modules and forensic investigation modules.
This book will most definitely be recommended to the University of South Africa Library as well as the library of the South African Police Servics.
This text covers almost all of the aspects we need for one of the larger modules that we run as part of our course.
Informative and current. Essential reading for students undertaking criminal investigation studies
Quite a lot of the material is available in other sources, particularly as we have quite a few authors on the team here. The one thing I really wanted was a clear chapter on tying in the forensic evidence with the interview strategy because forensic evidence and the crime scene can drive the interview process (to an extent). However I think the book will be a useful supplementary text to those already on offer and, rather refreshingly, having Tony Adams on the team is very useful.
A comprehensive and illustrative volume covering all aspects of forensic and criminal investigation. The authors also make impressive use of case studies to illustrate relevant points and aspects of investigation.
A much needed text.